London Mayor Sadiq Khan proposed banning cars from entering certain areas on Wednesday, as a way to combat terror. As noted by Politico, Khan said he has a “designed solution” that he will unveil in response to the suspected terror attack on Tuesday, where a man used his car to intentionally plow through a group of cyclists.
Rather than addressing the real problem, which some call a migrant invasion, Khan’s solutions involves taking away rights from law-abiding citizens.
The alleged suspect was apprehended by police after his Ford Fiesta crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament while driving roughly 50 mph. Authorities have indicated they are treating the incident as a terror attack.
Khan argued that prohibiting vehicles from certain areas in the city would protect citizens and buildings from any potential attack with a vehicle.
“I think there would be lots of challenges if we would do the whole square. It is a thoroughfare for cars, vehicles and commercial deliveries going through London,” he said. “So it’s possible to have a designed solution … in keeping our buildings and people as safe as we can do. And also not losing what is so wonderful about our city that is a vibrant democracy, people can walk around safely.”
Khan’s plan may sound reasonable to some. By not allowing vehicles in certain areas, people could be protected from a possible attack. But he cannot make the entire city car-free, and his idea shows that he is refusing to address the real issue raging across London: criminal terrorists.
This year alone, London has experienced a historic wave in crime. As unprecedented levels are recorded, Khan’s solutions have centered on instituting more stringent measures to enforce the gun ban, he has banned all knives, and now his office wants to forbid people from driving vehicles in certain areas.
He’s disarming the public and punishing them, while largely refusing to take any serious action against criminals and terrorists carrying out violence across the city.
In March, London reported 15 murders compared to 14 in New York City, New York. In February, there were 22 reported murders in London compared to 21 in New York City.
The U.K. not only has the strictest gun control laws in the world, the country is banning knives and deploying police to ensure citizens are completely disarmed.
Rather than add stronger vetting measures, hire more police officers, or get tough on crime, Khan continues to implement policies that punish citizens and take away things from them, while criminals aren’t facing any real push back from the government.